Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson wants President Muhammadu Buhari to give minister-designate, Timipre Sylva, a substantive and grade A ministerial portfolio.

Dickson who stated this during a live media chat at the Government House in Yenagoa, said Sylva should not be a junior minister, popularly called minister for state.

The governor said he decided to congratulate his predecessor and political rival on his appointment because he believes on the principle of politics without bitterness.

Dickson who described Sylva as his ferocious and formidable opponent said though he defeated his predecessor in their last political clashes, they remained brothers and friends after elections.